Dedicated to diversity in funders & founders

 
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OUR VISION

 

We believe in a world where the tech industry is driven by a diverse group of leaders.

We believe people of all different backgrounds should have the opportunity to participate, shape, and succeed in the founding, funding, and building of technology-driven companies.

 

Problem

 

The tech industry proudly builds the future, but in many ways still operates in the past.  

The lack of diversity in tech has created a culture and economy that disadvantages women and minorities in raising capital and in building ground-breaking companies with lasting impact. Many backgrounds are woefully underrepresented in the homogenous tech industry, and many founders are disappointed by the lack of diversity when seeking investment partners.

 
9%
of decision-makers at US-based venture capital firms are women
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74%
of US-based venture capital firms have zero women investors
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15%
of US venture dollars in 2017 went to teams with a female founder
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MISSION

 

Our mission is to accelerate the success of female funders and founders. 

 We believe that by improving the success of women in the venture-backed tech ecosystem, we can build a more accessible community that reflects the diversity of the world around us. 

 

Goals

 

Double the % of female partners in 10 years

Over the next 10 years, our goal is to double the percentage of female partners from 9% to 18% at US tech venture firms with fund size >$25M.

Increase the % of female founders in 5 years

Over the next 5 years, our goal is to increase the percentage of venture funding going to companies with a female founder from 15% to 25%. 

 

OUR Key Initiatives

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Female Founder Office Hours

Accelerate the success of female founders by offering access to 1:1 mentoring.

Founders for Change

Organize the collective voices of a new generation of founders who value diversity.

Where are the Numbers?

Apply a data-driven approach to determine the most critical and systemic problems to solve.

Women in Venture

Increase the number of women in the senior ranks of venture capital. 

Women & LPs

Ensure women VCs have equal access to LPs and their investment dollars.

Partners & Resources

We work in solidarity with many other diversity organizations.

 

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